Millions of people recognize the falsehoods of the official narrative of 9/11 and truly desire full spectrum truth and justice. Millions know the failure and outright deception put forth by the official investigations. They have seen mainstream news interviews with members of the official investigations who admit to their own serious misgivings of the outcomes of their reports. Thirteen years after, tens of thousands of people directly affected by the attacks continue to demand access to all the facts. It is still up to government institutions to take the required legal action to provide access to those facts, solve this monumental crime and prosecute all responsible.
Because of the difficulty obtaining full justice at the highest levels and the unprecedented scope of this issue, there's no telling which way the process will unfold. Now there is a bi-partisan resolution in the House of Representatives, HR 14, which focuses on educating members of Congress and the public about a particular set of 9/11 issues described below. This effort has great potential to lead to a widespread unraveling of 9/11 myths. For all who have labored for truth and accountability, as well as all generally concerned with the consequences of 9/11 at home and abroad, we have an opportunity to support this effort within Congress. Actually, we have an obligation to rise to a new level of political activism by working to create a groundswell of public demand that our elected officials become fully aware of the information that HR 14 seeks to make public, recognize its implications, and demand their support for its passage.
"It challenges you to rethink everything." Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)
HR 14 aims to declassify and release 28 pages that were redacted (or actually excised, according to Rep. Steven Lynch) from the "Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001″ which is a 900 page report written in 2002, prior to the formation of the 9/11 Commission. Former Senator Robert Graham, (D-FL), who was chair of the Joint Inquiry, has been demanding its release since 2003, including FOIA requests to the Obama administration — all to no avail. A group of 9/11 families filed suit in hopes that its contents would be revealed. Now in the wake of this action in Congress, they have filed an amended complaint.
To be specific, Rep. Walter Jones, (R-NC) and Steven Lynch (D-Mass) have drafted this resolution named H. RES. 14. As of this date 20 members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors. The underlying purpose for the release is (1) government must be more transparent, (2) the families deserve to know, and (3) releasing the redacted section is necessary to better manage our current national security.
Consider the following statements these Congressmen made after reading the 28 pages:
Rep. Steven Lynch: "The 28 pages show the extensive advance planning before 9/11...". He alludes to collaboration "with other governments" — not just Saudi Arabia — and "government agencies."
Rep. Walter Jones: "If the 9/11 hijackers had outside help — particularly from one or more foreign governments — the press and the public have a right to know what our government has or has not done to bring justice to the perpetrators."
Rep. Thomas Massie: "I went into the soundproof, secret room here in Congress and read those 28 pages. And it was a really disturbing event for me to read those. I had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange my perception of history. And it's that fundamental — those 28 pages....It certainly changes your view of the Middle East...We need to declassify those 28 pages....There is nothing in there that would affect our national security. Some of it may be embarrassing; that is why I believe those 28 pages have been withheld...The American people deserve to know what happened and what led up to 9/11 so that we can prevent the next one."
Additionally, members of the 9/11 Commission, notably co-chairmen Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, support the declassification and release of the 28 pages. Former Congressman Hamilton on C-SPAN coverage of the 9/11 Commission Report 10th Anniversary on July 22, 2014 stated "I am embarrassed that they are not declassified. We emphasized throughout transparency. And I assumed incorrectly that our records would be public—all of them, everything. And then when I learned that a number of the documents were classified and even redacted, I was surprised and disappointed. I want those documents declassified. I am embarrassed to be associated with a work product that is secret."
Co-Chair Tom Kean even states he thinks more should be declassified, which means the public can demand the release of testimony by Sibel Edmonds and William Rodriguez.
It's pretty much a certainty that members of Congress are fully aware of how previous members who raised hard questions about 9/11 were treated, with some being driven out of office. Consider the following:
Cynthia McKinney – Raised questions about foreknowledge and challenged Donald Rumsfeld to explain how the $2.3 trillion he spoke about during his press conference of September 10, 2001 went missing
Curt Weldon – Demanded a public hearing on the data-mining operation "Able Danger"
Mark Dayton – Questioned the failure of NORAD's air defense
Max Cleland – As member of the 9/11 Commission, he stated "America is getting scammed".
Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle –Opposed passage of the PATRIOT Act and received anthrax letters
The bottom line is that — this is an issue that Congress is willing to take action on. We must get behind it. The public needs full transparency on this issue in order to fully understand our military policy of the last 13 years, the repression of our cherished civil liberties at home, the current conflict in Iraq and Syria, and the role of Saudi Arabia in the funding of insurgent forces which espouse extremist ideologies.